Kalinga Mahajanapada in Purana and Mahabharata

Origin of Kalinga Mahajanapada The name Kalinga did not appear in the Vedic literature but the great Puranic tradition of India associated the origin of Kalinga Mahajanapada with the Vedic sage Dirghatamas. Dirghtama was the blind son of Utathya and Mamta. According to Puranas- Dirghatama was lived in the hermitage of his cousin Saradvanta. But …

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Extent of Odisha on account of Huan Tsang

Huan Tsang the contemporary Chinese traveler of Harshavardhana of Kanauja mentioned Odisha as U-cha or Oda. He states that the U-cha country was more than 1400miles in circuit. Based on his description Sir Alexander Cunnigham described the extent of Odisha as follows: The kingdom of U-cha or Oda, corresponds exactly with the modern state of …

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Disintegration of Odisha After Suryavamsis

Story of a tragedy period for history of Odisha. Odisha the land of scenic beauty and charm, adobe of simplicity and a Hindu cultural saga had disintegrated in 1568 AD into several regional kingdoms. Without a central administration the local units come into prominence. The Bhanjas of Ghumsur, Kendujhar and Mayurbhanj, the Bhois of Khurda …

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